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Tec 40

Tec 40

Tec 40 Course training in Phuket, Thailand with Aussie Divers Phuket

If you’re interested in technical diving, but haven’t yet met the prerequisites for the PADI Tec 45 course or thePADI Tec 50 course, you can consider enrolling in the PADI Tec 40 course. It is the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course and consists of the first four dives. Because you can do one of these dives in confined water (such as a swimming pool), many divers start the PADI Tec 40 courses in the colder wetter months, ready to continue in open water when warmer and clearer weather arrives.

You’ll learn to

Use decompression software and dive computers to plan and make decompression dives with no more than 10 minutes of total decompression and not deeper than 40 metres/130 feet.
Use a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50 percent oxygen (EANx50) to add conservatism to the required decompression.
Since it’s part of the course, your PADI Tec 40 course training credits toward the PADI Tec 45 course or PADI Tec 50 courses.

The Scuba Gear You’ll Use

You use recreational scuba equipment, with some minor additions to enhance your ability to deal with tec diving conditions.

The Learning Materials You’ll Need

You’ll use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to

tec diving lingo
emergency procedures
decompression and stage cylinder handling
gas planning
The crew-pak includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures. You’ll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through PADI Tec 50.

Course Prior Requirements

You must:

Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
Be a PADI Deep Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres
Be18 years or older.
Have a medical form signed by your medical practitioner.

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